OSI Industries: A Flourishing Company in the Food Industry

OSI Industries is classified today among the largest food providers in the entire world. It has a count of 20,000 employees working in 65 facilities that are spread out in 17 countries. In the entire economic history of America, OSI Industries stands out as one among those that have risen from the humble state into leading positions. The company started as a small butcher shop and now stands out as a multinational food provider in the world. This cannot be unrecognized with its presence growing expansively in the world and economically.

Going into the deep roots of OSI Industries, the history of this imminent company comes from the American immigrant expertise. German-immigrant in the community of Chicago in Illinois founded it. It was a butcher shop then serving the community. The founder, Kolschowsky was devoted to growing the business, which he did until by the end of the World War I, the business had expanded its outlets. As time went on, the company ceased from being just a regional supplier into a corporation known today as OSI Industries. This commendable transition took place some twenty years ago. The business provided the needs of every restaurant with a consistent product without faking it. More changes and expansion began shaping when technology became part of the business from the 1960s. This innovation gave light to the company and made the processes to be easier, affordable to the common person, and built more relationships with the clients. It created new business opportunities for expansion of the production and minimized the cost in their productions in the food industries. The company took up the name OSI Industries in 1975. The name shift was a first indication and implication of growth of the company from being a persons’ butcher shop into being a recognized global company. OSI buys former Tyson Foods plant on South Side for $7.4M.

Besides, more transition happened with the change in the leadership system in the company. It gave the company a chance to expand into being a large corporation. Sheldon Lavin became the chief executive officer of this great company in 1975. Since then, acquisition of facilities began with the first one being in 1977 in Chicago, Utah. Its growth into becoming global started in when Sheldon took over due to his experience in investing and executive banking. It continued to serve many other customers besides its major longtime customer McDonalds. This growth has not stopped to date as OSI Industries is among the big companies in the United States. It was ranked position 58 in the 2016 Forbes list as the largest private company.